As an Actor, I’ve been on a path of taking a variety of actor and drama training since 2012. My motivation behind this is to broaden my range of skills as a voiceover artist, and potentially take additional work as either voice actor or actor.
Below is some of the work and training I’ve done so far:
2016: “Boarding Pass” – Animation Short. Director – Kristine Kreska – Faerie Media, Los Angeles. (Role: Super Sheikieh)
2015: “Ten Tiny Fingers and Nine Tiny Toes”. Writer : Sue Townsend – Bradford Theatre In The Mill. (Role: Ralph).
I have taken a variety of voice training over the last 6 years, including a mixture of workshops and 1-2-1 coaching. I am currently training with Nancy Wolfson from Braintracks Audio in Los Angeles. Nancy is a world-leading coach in Commercial Voiceover and Acting For Advertising.
I see voice work as an on going process of self development. I also think it’s important for voiceover artists to get “another ear” on their work, to continue that progression.
Meisner has really been at the heart of my actor training in the last 6 years, amounting to hundreds of hours of training. I completed a year long course in 2015 with Keith Farquar (Moment to Moment Acting). I have also travelled to attend some of Keith’s European classes in Lyon, Strasbourg and Brussels. I have also done a significant number of courses with Scott Williams (Impulse Theatre Company), including a workshop in Copenhagen, which also included training with Niki Flacks. Niki’s work compliments Meisner, and focuses on “acting with passion”, how to be alive and emotionally open in our work. All this alongside sessions in Leeds with West Yorkshire Theatre Network and its successor Both Feet.
Act Up North.
I attended weekly workshops with Act Up North in Leeds, from 2013 to 2017. They focus on acting technique for TV and Film. They regularly have workshops with visiting Casting Directors and other industry professionals. I’m taking a break right now, but will go back!
There’s a more detailed list of my training below.
Pictures courtesy of Anthony Robling.
|Year(s)||Training||Provider / Company|
|2018-19||1-2-1 Voiceover Coaching||Nancy Wolfson – Braintracks Audio, L.A.|
|2017-19||Online Voiceover Training & Mentoring (ongoing).||Gravy For The Brain.|
|2018||Voice Workshops with Pippa Anderson||Both Feet Acting|
|2016-18||Meisner Technique – Ongoing Training||Both Feet Acting|
|2017||Meisner Technique – Emotional Preparation – (Lyon, France)||Moment2Moment Acting|
|2013-17||Acting For TV||ActUp North, Leeds|
|2012-17||Meisner Technique with Scott Williams – (multiple courses)||WYTN|
|2016||Niki Flacks – Acting With Passion (Copenhagen Workshop)||Impulse Theatre, London|
|2014-15||Voiceover Coaching (1-2-1)||Emma Gregory – Voice Coach|
|2014-15||Year Long Meisner Training Course||WYTN – West Yorkshire Theatre Network|
|2015||Meisner Technique – Short Courses in Lyon, Brussels and Strasbourg||Moment2Moment Acting|
|2014||RP Accent Training (1-2-1 Sessions)||Natalie Grady – Voice Coach|
|2014||Actors Workshop – Suranne Jones||AUN, Manchester|
|2014||TV Presentation Workshop||The Television Training Academy, Leeds|
|2014||Stage Combat||Raven Academy, York|
|2012-16||Meisner Technique – Acting||West Yorkshire Theatre Network|
|2014||Voiceover Workshop with Emma Gregory||Alra North, Wigan|
|2013-14||Improv Workshops & Training||Monkeyheads & Comedysportz, Leeds|
|2013-14||Alexander Technique||Grant Ragsdale, Swarthmore Centre, Leeds|
|2013||Acting For Radio Workshop with Emma Gregory||Alra North, Wigan|
|2013||Voice Accents Workshop with Natalie Grady||AUN, Manchester|
|2013||Voice Workshops||Maggi Stratford, HEART, Leeds|
|2012-14||Weekly Drama Workshop||Swarthmore Centre, Leeds|
|2012-13||Monthly Acting Class||Northern Drama Acting School, Leeds|